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aspirin/butalbital/caffeine (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Laniroif)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose of this medication. Wait the prescribed amount of time before taking your next dose.

What happens if I overdose (Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Laniroif)?

Seek emergency medical attention.

Symptoms of an aspirin/butalbital/caffeine overdose include slow breathing, seizures, dizziness, weakness, loss of consciousness, coma, confusion, tiredness, cold and clammy skin, fast heartbeat, small pupils, nausea, vomiting, ringing in your ears, and sweating.

What should I avoid while taking aspirin/butalbital/caffeine (Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Laniroif)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Butalbital may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these activities.

Avoid alcohol. Alcohol taken during therapy with aspirin/butalbital/caffeine can increase the risk of stomach bleeding and can increase drowsiness and dizziness.

What other drugs will affect aspirin/butalbital/caffeine (Fiorinal, Fiormor, Fiortal, Fortabs, Laniroif)?

Do not take aspirin/butalbital/caffeine if you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), or tranylcypromine (Parnate) in the last 14 days. Dangerous sedation could result.

Aspirin/butalbital/caffeine may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine unless your doctor approves.

Dangerous side effects may occur if aspirin is taken with any of the following medicines:

Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the medications listed above.

Many other medicines contain aspirin, especially over-the-counter pain, fever, cold, and allergy medications. Too much aspirin can be very dangerous.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with aspirin/butalbital/caffeine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has additional information about aspirin/butalbital/caffeine written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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